Monochrome Madness

Imperial Sand Dunes, Yuma Arizona at Sunrise; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015
Imperial Sand Dunes, Yuma Arizona at Sunrise; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015 

Tuesday and time for a black and white image. I have been going through my hard drive, trying to sort, catalogue, keyword and combine two Lightroom Catalogues. While it is a time consuming project, it has it’s rewards, I am finding gems among the forgotten, images that I still love, and memories worth revisiting!

This image for example, taken early one morning at the Imperial Sand Dunes near Yuma Arizona. We were last in Yuma Feb of 2014, visiting my parents, seeing the sights and enjoying a little time by the pool. I wouldn’t normally process an sunrise photo to monochrome, as it is the colour of the sunrise that inspires me to click the shutter. Here I was drawn to the shadows and lines in the sand and sun-flare. These details were muted and lost in the colour photo, processing the it to black and white enhanced the long sweeping lines along the dunes.

A year of learning, exploring and seeing new things has given me a new perspective, I will be giving at least some of these old photos a new look as I remember where and why they were taken.

I was too late getting this image processed to submit for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness, but hop on  over to her blog to see what the other photographers have been up to this week.

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6 thoughts on “Monochrome Madness

  1. Beautiful b&w, I should start joining in with more themes, Monochrome Madness looks good as I love b&w. Reading your post makes me feel a little guilty though, as I need to go and scan my old film photos and put them into my Lightroom catalogue so that I have everything all together. Next step after that will be to sort it out, which will not be an easy task as I have taken several thousand photos each year since going digital in 2005 😮

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    1. Hi Karen, it is nice to hear you like the image. joining themes is a wonderful way to meet (online) other photographers with the same or similar interests, and they are a good challenge to try something new, but they can also become their own rut if you know what I mean! I have been shooting digital since about 2008 as well so I have plenty of old files to go through that are already digital. it is amazing what the new lightroom can do to salvage some of them, if they are in RAW format, not so much if they are in jpeg. like you I would like to spend some time scanning old slides and images, but it is more fun to work on new stuff, so they will wait for a while longer….

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